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3rd & 7 37yd
3rd & 7 37yd
by Michelle1/29/2014 5:56:22 AM
I voted for Bush and was disappointed voted for Obama and he has not done as well as I expected. I would vote for Chris Cristie. I like his independent approach. I am not sure of Hillary and not because of Bengazy that is all smoke n mirrors.
by Samson1/29/2014 5:55:43 AM
Also, there's no need being such an extremist towards one side. You know, once upon a time there used to be the "Moderate Party" and I think a moderate view is a more balanced one, and probably more fitting for today's America.
by Samson1/29/2014 5:54:20 AM
Okay that is fair, I'd be happy to see the repub approach and indie candidate(s). I don't think the majority who voted for Obama voted for him because they were so supportive of the Obama way, but maybe there was just no other legitimate option. Honestly, it's sad that you think it's about games they play because more often or not competent voters are forced with voting for the lesser of the two evils. For the last few presidential terms, it's been more like "well, I've looked at the facts for the last 8 months...watched all debates, read articles, discussed with peers, debated with peers, did my own research, looked at data, and then...simply voted the one who is the least incompetent...or the one who I can tolerate." because honestly, they all have really sucked
by Pavel1/29/2014 5:50:00 AM
Samson, these names are all over the news, from Rubio to Cruz and a few others. Dems will most likely run Hillary, playing their usual divisive card, or Kerry, but this I'd doubt because he is nothing, just like Biden. Not good or bad - just nothing. Also, Obama just entering his 6th year so there is a plenty of time for new candidates to surface sometime within these couple of years. Finally, there is a possibility for an independent candidate to show up. In a sense, it may be time for just that because the country is split so terribly on most issues that we really need somebody to unite the nation for real, not only in speeches, considering all challenges the future presents.
by Samson1/29/2014 5:49:49 AM
bashing the existing opponent is far from helpful (repubs tried this last time, it helped them fail BIGTIME and now what, bash him again expecting different results) where's the competition? who is the other option? where? who?
by Samson1/29/2014 5:48:56 AM
I agree 100% with the first part of what you said, which is why I've voted on both sides in several occasions (i'm not sure if you can say the same though). I vote 100% based on "will this person be a good top manager to run this country" but what does that have to do with the fact that there are no other options, because that's what I'm asking about
by Pavel1/29/2014 5:44:47 AM
I think we will all do the country good if we all begin seeing the elections of the president as hiring a top manager to run the country. We are the employers, that manager is an employee. We need pay no attention whatsoever to our new employee's gender, colr of skin, or sexual orientation. We need to learn to focus on the candidate's skills and ability not only to deliver great speeches (we have one who does this just great) but who can also, for a change, execute, and without becoming a little dictator who says "my way or highway" to all who disagree.
by Samson1/29/2014 5:43:25 AM
i was asking you for a name because i wanted to have someone to spend time researching, reading about, and seeing if for some chance there was some value left from the rep party. but their recent selection of representatives (especially tonight) is really disappointing
by Samson1/29/2014 5:42:40 AM
Pavel, based on what you're saying there is no clear cut strong candidate in the republican party if there was one, you'd have a name and I think what's disappointing is that they have such difficulty finding strong competition. i have voted for either side on multiple occasions and I'm not proud to say that I voted Bush back in his 2nd term primarily because Kerry was on the dems, and that was a joke. What I find disturbing is that the rep party really has no strong, professional, competent leader who can be both progressive and cooperative or bi-partisan
by Pavel1/29/2014 5:40:10 AM
Samson, I really do not know. I sense Dems will play their usual card and after the "first black president" they will go to the "first female president" then for the "first Hispanic president" then for the "first gay president" then for the "first Hispanic gay female president"... Republicans submit to this idiotic and unfair, affirmative action kind of game and will probably bring somebody who can fit into most of these profiles. There is something to watch closely, but there are a number of potential candidates whose names I am sure we all know.
by HOdg401/29/2014 5:39:51 AM
by HOdg401/29/2014 5:39:41 AM
It was Amusing to watch Boehner squirm on occasions.
by HOdg401/29/2014 5:39:16 AM
Excellent STU speech balance and fair regarding the congress of no and basically if you can compromise work together on jobs, economy, tax reform infrastruture and immigration Ok good lets do it fail amd I will with executive power what I can on the policies I outlined.
by Rick Smith1/29/2014 5:38:34 AM
You don't know anything
by Rick Smith1/29/2014 5:36:56 AM
in the gulf war
by Rick Smith1/29/2014 5:36:14 AM
by Pavel1/29/2014 5:35:56 AM
Rick, I served in the military. Anybody who served in the military who read what you just wrote can easily sense that you have never been out of your liberal arts college cafeteria where you've got admitted only because your father paid for it with his supposedly stinky capitalist money . You have not served anywhere except that bench you ruined while sleeping on it while you were Occupying some downtown park with a bunch of other radical leftist hippies.
by Rick Smith1/29/2014 5:35:43 AM
You people are a bunch old tired old jokes. That fear Hope-and-change!
by Jason Yate1/29/2014 5:33:36 AM
ugh we're all doomed.
by Samson1/29/2014 5:33:02 AM
Pavel, Rick is our comedy-relief, leave him alone. But I'd like to know, who in the Republican party do you find to be a competent professional leader with the potential to serve as a future President? I am genuinely curious
by Jason Yate1/29/2014 5:32:59 AM
good for you, want a cookie?
by Rick Smith1/29/2014 5:32:32 AM
Any of you serve this country in war? I have, any of you volunteer to help other? I have, any of you ever stand on a picket line fighting for better working conditions? I have and proud to be a American!
by Pavel1/29/2014 5:31:06 AM
Rick, calling somebody a racist in a forum like that is nothing but an indication of no class and poor manners to begin with. Calling your opponent this word in public without any proof may result in you being sued.
by Samson1/29/2014 5:29:37 AM
i think it's sad that the republican party is so outdated, i wish they were able to modify their approach and integrate some modern perspectives so they aren't so off-putting. also, the inaccurate statistics and poor scientific studies they bring up is also very discouraging. However, both parties are equally unimpressive in this area
by Pavel1/29/2014 5:29:09 AM
Rick, even based on this discussion, I believe it's clear to all unbiased people that liberals like yourself are way less tolerant and willing to keep the discussion civilized than conservatives. You are not classic liberal, of course. Classic liberals are for a small government and a free market. You are a modern day political liberal who is for a large government and for over-regulating everything that can possibly be regulated - without being educated well enough to know that it will result in one thing and only - equality in poverty and dependence on the government. You want that so you are a liberal in modern day sense of the term. Another thing is that liberals hate the freedom of speech, unless they are the only one who are allowed to exercise that. This is what makes such liberals liberal fascists.
by Samson1/29/2014 5:28:31 AM
well, Boehner is a racist. I don't think Rand is, but he certainly has some interesting perspectives towards female employment
by cons1/29/2014 5:27:43 AM
lol, because i said anything of the sort to show that. Thanks for proving my point.
by Rick Smith1/29/2014 5:26:59 AM
Your a racist when your words prove it. And You sir are a hypocrite and a racist.
by cons1/29/2014 5:25:38 AM
Rick, im sick of liberals saying their opponents are racist/bigots if they have an opposing viewpoint. What happened to REAL debates and arguments without the negativity....
by Rick Smith1/29/2014 5:25:05 AM
Palvel like going from crisis to crisis never passing any bills that help Americans, A true patriot.
by Pavel1/29/2014 5:23:55 AM
Rick, I am sick of liberal fascists calling every opponent a racist.
by Pavel1/29/2014 5:22:51 AM
Rich Smith, We the People voted for Obama twice. Good you actually capable of admitting to the fact. Now, if you apply a little bit of formal logic, it should be relatively easy for you to understand that the same way We the People have elected Republicans in the House and will probably elect more of them into Senate later this year. I know you will want Obama to become an enlightened dictator, a Good Czar of sorts, but this is not how the system works in America.
by Rick Smith1/29/2014 5:22:17 AM
and i'm sick of Tea Bags cll every democrat a liberal. even I know there are a few good Republicans left in the USA. the USA has tons of people that like their politic down the middle, it's not all black and white.
by cons1/29/2014 5:22:16 AM
it would be cool if somehow, we could blog/debate with the CNN'ers on these topics